Flooding in Seymour…

Seymour resident, professional photographer, and Focus reader, Christy Foreman sent us this photo collage of flooding in Seymour. Sevier County Schools are closed today due to area flooding. Visit her website at http://christyforemanphotography.com/ to view her work.

Flooding in Sevierville…

Focus reader Robert Apperson emailed in this photo today from Snapp Road in Sevierville. Robert owns and operates Alpha & Omega Pest Control. Call him for your pest control needs. 865-455-5435.

Public Input Meeting: Historic Knoxville High

Historic Knoxville High School Public Input Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Location: Fellowship Hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church 544 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917 Time: 6:00 pm Refreshments 6:30 pm Meeting start time You are invited to provide input on the possible future use of Historic Knoxville High School. For more information and […]

Megasite offers no guarantee…

Hemlock Semiconductor is set to layoff 300 to 400 employees at their Clarksville plant. This is further proof that the proposed megasite in Jefferson County may create jobs, but sustainable jobs prove difficult to come by. Click here to read about the company’s initial investment in Commerce Park a megasite in Clarksville, TN…. and here […]

December 6th actions of TDOT officials a cause for concern…

The Focus has abstained from taking an official position on the proposed James White Parkway Extension while many other civic groups, news organizations, and elected officials have spoken out against it. We began our coverage in the weeks prior to the public forum held on December 6th with the intention of presenting both sides of […]


“The Cuonzo Martin TV Show” tips off this Saturday, Jan. 12, with exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the Tennessee basketball team, which is looking to build off an impressive 2012 SEC campaign. Viewers in Knoxville can tune to WVLT-TV CBS Ch. 8 (Saturday, 11:00 a.m. ET) and enjoy re-broadcasts of each show on MyVLT2 (Sunday, 9:00 […]


  MAYOR ROGERO NAMES PUBLIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR   Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the hiring of Greg Mackay as Director of Public Assembly Facilities. Mackay, former Administrator of the Knox County Election Commission and a former real estate broker, will manage operations at Chilhowee Park and the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. He succeeds Bob Polk, […]